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that there are about 150,000 people around the vatican and the main road that leads to it. people are still walking towards st. peter's square, but they're being redirected to other parts around the square where there are big screens where they can watch the pope. nothing compared to the figures of the people we saw for the funeral of john paul back in 2005. that was a funeral and this is a different time in the church. the pope is driving through st. peter's square to wave to the faithful. he will have another meeting with cardinals in the morning. he will be speaking to his -- to the people that will select a successor. this is the last time that the pope will have such direct contact with the people. he is driving around among the crowd. a little earlier, the last speech that he will make in front of the people. many issues, he talked about truth. that is interesting when we consider all the things that have been coming out of the vatican and how many people suspect the pope is standing down because he is not strong enough to get a handle all the things happening within the vatican. let's speak
hour at the vatican. [ cheers ] >> the cardinals who gathered gave him a standing ovation when he met them as a group for the last time. at 8:00 this morning, pacific time, pope benedict xvi will get on a helicopter. he will fly to a retreat outside of rome. that's where he will officially resign later today. brian flow remembers joining us live at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco where a special mass will be held to thank benedict for his life of service. brian? >> reporter: hi, dave. yeah, a special mass indeed, good morning to you. several bay area catholics will be taking part in the thanksgiving masses this morning starting in about an hour here. we're live at st. mary's where one of the services will be held. it's unknown how many catholics will be attending. but the service is expected to give thanks to pope benedict's eight years as pope and pray for his help. the pope says he will offer unconditional reverence and obedience of his successor. cardinals are planning to meet next week to discuss a conclave to take place. there are many questions remaining on who the candida
chamberlain. it's the vatican city of state. also been at the center of controversies in the past as his role always accused of overpowering the one of pope benedict xvi as the name was mentioned several times in the papers leaked to the italian media. well, after that, of course, a conclave will have to be called. election of the new pope. hopefully in a few weeks. that should take place sometimes from next week onwards and before the 15th of march. in order to have a new pope in place before palm sunday on march 24th. chris? >> thank you very much, claudio. and so, we are now 2:27 past 2:00 here on the east coast. past 8:00 there at castel gandolfo 15 miles outside of rome and the extraordinarily historic moment. behind those walls, behind those gaets now, pope emeritus, the former joseph ratzinger and we have the seat is vacant. the seat of peter is now vacant. father bartuni krc, your feelin? >> the feelings i've had all day. i'm feeming more. bitt bittersweet. nice to see how the decision of the pope is taken by the catholic faithful throughout the world. following what he believes to be
with the developing story from the vatican. pope benedict xvi announced this morning he'll step down as leader of the catholic church. nothing like this happened before in the modern mechanics of the church. angie, two obvious questions. why and what happens next? >> good morning to you. even with the answers we have people remain in shock over this announcement. he also gave his blessing in finding the next leader of the catholic church. leading the prayer this morning at the vatican, pope benedict xvi told a small group he's leaving at the end of the month. in a statement he says his strength due to his age has deteriorated making him unable to fulfill the demands of the position. the vatican said he's not leaving because of difficulties with the papacy. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in more than 700 years. a vatican spokesman told the "today" show there was fair warning about the decision. >> clearly he doesn't physically feel up to the job. i think this was an act of humility to admit that. a couple top officials have known for some time, certainly several weeks i was told tha
from deborah feyerick in new york. but first, straight to cnn's senior vatican analyst john allen, live for me in rome right now. john, i mean, it sounds like the pope left the vatican scrambling. will they have a successor in the 17 days when the pope is stepping down? >> reporter: hi, brooke. well, as you can probably see over my shoulder, we have got a rainy night tonight in rome. and just as this rain came out of a clear blue sky earlier today, so too did the announcement that benedict xvi would be stepping down. i'll tell you how shocked people around here were. i was scheduled to have lunch today with the very senior vatican official, a guy who works just down the hall from pope benedict xvi. and about an hour before he and i were to get into a cab to go to a roman restaurant, we were both scrambling. this was a decision that benedict xvi played very close to the vest. you asked, will there be a successor? sure there will. the decision becomes official at 8:00 p.m. rome time on february 28th, at which point the vatican will enter the sede vacante, when the throne of peter is vacan
's heroes. i'm tamron hall. also following today's stunning news from the vatican. the pope making the extraordinary announcement becoming the first pope to make the move of abdication in 719 years. the pope made the surprise announcement in lat on the a meeting of cardinals this morning. prior to that, not even his spokesperson knew it was coming. the 85-year-old pontiff said the strength is not adequate to carrying out the duties and stepping down. the college of cardinals will meet immediately. the vatican says they hope the new pope will be in place by the beginning of holy week march 24th. just the past couple of hours, the white house issued a statement of the president saying we extend appreciation and prayers to his holiness. we warmly remember our meeting with the holy father in 2009 and i have appreciated our work together over these past last four years. nbc news rome bureau chief joins us live now. can't stress enough how it was such a surprise. i turned on the television to hear this news but what was the reaction there at the heart, the center of all of this news? >>
the vatican naming murphy. as cardinal ratzinger served as the head of the powerful congregation for the doctrine of the faith, an office known in earlier years as the inquisition. church records indicate ratzinger was aware of father murphy's abuse, yet murphy remained a priest until his death in 1998. of course, murphy was just the tip of the iceburg. in fact, as the documentary reports, from 2001 on, every single priest sexual abuse case came directly to ratzinger. >> as a result of terry's lawsuit, documents were uncovered revealing the role of rome in the worldwide sexual abuse scandal that caught the attention of "the new york times." >> these documents seemed to turn the whole story that we had been writing all these years on its head. up until then, what we thought was that american bishops were at fault. with these documents for, the first time we saw communication between american bishops and in particular the office run by then cardinal ratzinger in which the american bishops are pleading with officials in the vatican repeatedly, saying help us get this priest out of t
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in a top secret ceremony at the vatican. we know it will be hosted by ryan seacrest. i would love to be considered. i have ample experience lying around in robes and being irrelevant. i'm sorry, that was in appropriate. i'm done talking now. >> someone is always in our war room. check us out on line at current.com/thewar, rules. link up and check out our exclusive web i canes. thanks for joining us. have a great night. welcome to the "the young turks." well, it looks like we're going to get a new pope. why is the old pope leaving? a little bit of controversy. we'll have both sides for you on whether he's leaving for the right reasons for the i don't think reasons. and then do you remember the guy who shot osama bin laden. >> bin-laden was confronted by the navy seals in his bedroom. his youngest wife by his side. >> the guy who shot him is not getting any health benefits from the u.s. military. outrageous. then we'll go inside the fiscal cliff to tell what you happened. >> he said i'm giving you $100 billion in tax revenue what do i get for it? the president said nothing. >> all r
'm suzanne malveaux, here's what is going on right now from the vatican. it's the resignation heard around the world. pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. he says because of his advanced age. he's no longer able to handle the demands of being pope. the last pope to resign was way back in 1415, i will have much more of what happens next. and what is ahead for the catholic church. >>> and former navy s.e.a.l. who reportedly fired the shot that killed osama bin laden, he says he has no pension, no medical insurance, according to an article in esquire magazine, the man known only as the soter packed a train to protect his family from al qaeda terrorists seeking revenge. i will talk with investigative reporter who talked to that navy s.e.a.l. in a few minutes. and the u.s. coast guard coming down to the rescue to help a cruise strip stranded in the gulf of mexico. more than 4200 passengers and crew all stuck on a carnival cruise line try ump that is getting as can you imagine a little funky, a little uncomfortable. a woman on board tells us that the toilets not working any m
and he will tell us how that may shape dorner's next move after the break. and a vatican bombshell raising an enormous number of questions today. pope benedict today becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to announce retirement. ahead, what is behind this move? what does it mean for the church and what about the near constant speculation that the time may be near for the first american pope? and he may be one of the greatest heroes of our time and we're finally hearing his side of the story. we will bring you the first interview with the man who fired the shot that killed usama bin laden. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world the united states has conducted an operation that killed usama bin laden the leader of al-qaeda, a terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of men, women and children. puts all the things we love about sunday meals into each of her pot pies. like tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a golden flaky crust that's made from scratch. marie callender's pot pies. it's time to savor. >> we're back now to the developing manhu
the vatican on february 28th, the church says he will go live for a while in castle gandolfo, which is the pope's summerout house in a small town outside of rome. he will live at that castle while construction work is done on a cloistered monastery inside the vatican complex. then when the construction is done, he will move back into the vatican. and living in that cloistered monastery, provided that papal cloistering is like other kinds of cloistering, i think that means he will have no contact with the outside world while he lives there. he will be closed off. in any case, the cardinals will then meet, they say before the end of march, to choose pope benedict's successor. and then we will have two living popes, or one living pope and an ex-pope. but there is a plan. before we goat the drama and the political and theological import of the choosing of the new pope what is remarkable here just organizationally is there is an agreed upon and accept wade forward in an instance like this. there is a plan for how this goes, this thing that last happened in the early 1400s. is this like p
. >>> a huge turnout at the vatican today as pope benedict blessed the faithful overlooking st. peter's square. cardinals will vote for a successor. now we may see white smoke rising from the sistine chapel earlier than expected. >> reporter: alex, 50,000 people came to hear the pope. double the size from last week. this is the first pope in modern history to resign the post. he spoke in six languages and thanking them for prayers and support and adding in his german, that these were difficult days. the crowd in turn responded with respect and affection. in rome, where there is no shortage of must-see attractions, suddenly pope benedict is the main stay. this crowd was worthy of a rock star. his exit from his last public mass on ash wednesday turned churchgoers into paparazzi. the season of lent is now a celebration of the 85-year-old pontiff. the hottest ticket in town benedict's final audience on february 27th, the day before he steps down. 35,000 people have already requested free tickets says the vatican. but this extraordinary step creates an extraordinary problem. the church will have tw
years ago when pope greerry xii stepped down in 1415. a making his announcement at the vatican this morning to a small gathering of cardinals the 85-year-old pope benedict cited his age and health as his main reason. after having repeatedly saying quote, after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry ministry. here is sister campbell, returning guest of the show. good evening sister glad to have you. >> i'm delighted john. >> john: there were speculations that he would resign if i was up able to perform his duties. but when you saw him go out there as his health got worse and never letting up, was it a complete surprise that the he abdicated this way? >> it's a surprise to me. when pope john pal pope john paul iiwas was ailing they said it was possible for a pope to resign, but i didn't expect it. i think the timing was a surprise if nothing else. >> john: indeed, we heard of his schedule of travel and meetings has not been alte
political and public life for seven years. >> thousands of people gathered in vatican city this sunday for one of the final blessings from pope benedict. he delivered a special prayer to the masses from his window overlooking st. peter's square. >> smiling and staring out in a fast cheering crowd, the traditional sunday appearance of the pope. not since six centuries has the pope told his followers he is resigning. this was to be his first address since the shock announcement six days ago. there were banners -- thank you very much, others said, we love you. his voice sounded clear and strong. he spoke in several languages. asking the crowd to pray for him and the next pope. in italian, he expressed gratitude. [spaking italian] >> your presence is a sign of your affection. i am deeply grateful. i thank the administration of rome and all the inhabitants of this lovely and beloved city. >> it has been a momentous, historic week for the catholic church. now the faithful are expressing their emotions by sheer numbers. st. peter's square is overflowing. earlier as people arrived, many of the
mali. >>> the vatican is lashing out this morning at a new report resigned after finding out about an underground gay network of priests in the vatican. it was published by the italian newspaper "la repubblica." >> reporter: the vatican issued it's a strong word and angry at statements by the secretary of state in response of those allegations made yesterday. now let me read you part of it so you can get a sense on what tone they used to answer to those allegations. it says in it that it is regrettable as we draw near to the beginning of the conclave when cardinal electors shall be bound in conscience and before god to treatly express their choice, news reports abound which are often unverifiable or not subsequent damage to people and institutions. >> mara, these are strong words for a strong denial by the vatican. >> claudio, tomorrow is the pope's last sunday blessing before he retires on february 28th. what do we know about the timing of when the next pope will be elected? >> well, we don't have the beginning -- the beginning of the conclave, and the election of the pope yet and
. >> thanks jessica yellin for that. >>> now we turn to the history making events at the vatican. where pope benedict xvi no longer is the leader of the 1.2 billion roman catholics. his resignation the first of any pope in nearly 600 years took effect a couple hours ago. christiane amanpour is joining us. benedict ended his reign a couple of hours ago. what's it like now? what's the mood there? >> reporter: well, listen, i think people are taking it in stock and moving forward but i must say a couple of hours ago when 2:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. local, the swiss guard, the traditional guard that protects the pope walked inside, closed the doors when he was at castel go gandolfo and you got that sense of finality t, it's been very dramatic when he flew in his helicopter, landed there, came out on the balcony of the summer residence and told people, i am no longer pope today. i am just a pilgrim. all of a sudden the emotion and enormity of what happened, because it's a precedent-setting event, all of that set in and you saw the pope look almost -- i don't know. almost relieved when he gave hi
to the very historic events in rome at the vatican. take a look at the crowd that came to say good-bye to the pope. it's estimated that 150,000 people packed into the square. that's at least three times the number of tickets that they gave out. the pope who retires tomorrow says that the past eight years contains many days of sunshine and also, these are his words, times when the water was rough and the lord seemed to sleep. >> i've continued with prayers and ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope. >> our chief correspondent is joining us in rome with more. this will be an historic moment when all of this ends for pope benedict xvi. >> reporter: wolf, you're right. it was emotional for his devotees as he made his final appearance. st. peter's square behind me was packed and the pope came out in his popemobile and there were a lot of waves and st. peter's is behind me and the vatican is where this pope is spending his last night on the throne as pope. tomorrow he will say good-bye to cardinals and then at 5:00 p.m. local time here in rome he leaves the vatican and goes
. it was a very tender movement. >> pope benedict then left the vatican by helicopter to begin his retirement at castle gondolpho where emrerjed a while ago to greet well wishers who have gathered in the paizza. piazza. the papal summer retreat will be benedict's temporary residence. he will be watching from the sidelines as the cardinals begin the task of choosing a new leader for the catholic church. also in rome today secretary of state john kerry meeting for the first time with syrian rebel leaders to announce a major shift in u.s. policy, but is it enough? for the first time the u.s. will send nonlethal aid to op sfwligs fighters. >> the united states' decision to take further steps now is the result of the continued brutality of a superior armed force. propped up by foreign fighters from iran and hezbollah. >> going nowhere. less than 24 hours to go and the senate stages two votes, but with no chance of either succeeding. $85 billion in across the board cuts, the so-called sequester, are going to kick in. >> we're going to go through a charade here in a little while. we're going to have
resignation. the pope is resigning because he does not feel he has the strength to continue. the vatican says a new pope should be in place by easter. >>> and for those who believe in signs from above, check this out. incredible picture of lightning, yes, striking the vatican. a news photographer captured this eerie moment last night during a bad storm hours after the pope announced his resignation. lightning hit the dome of the st. peters basilica two times but the photographer caught it just once. incredible picture, though, however. >>> egypt, you'll have trouble finding the latest trending on youtube videos because a judge now is ordering the site off-line for egyptians. only for a month. this is a ban, punishment for carrying anti-islam video. a controversial movie trail for a film called "the innocents of muslims" it touched off riots last september and started in cairo. >>> in texas, rainy send-off for a fallen hero. former navy s.e.a.l. and celebrated sniper chris kyle laid to rest in austin after 200-mile funeral procession from his hometown. kyle and his friend chad littlefield shot
. these are live pictures out of the vatican. pope benedict i believe -- not visible in this shot. pope benedict is making his first public appearances since announcing his resignation. he's celebrating ash wednesday mass at st. peters basilica. earlier the pontiff addressed an audience of thousands, reassuring him that his decision to step down is for the good of the church. studio b and fox report anchor shepard smith is live in rome. shepard it's my understanding we now know when the college of cardinals will be meeting to choose the new pope. >> reporter: we do indeed, jon the middle of march, march 15th is the date where the 116, 17 or so minus those who are over 80 years old will come together and begin the process, a time-honored tradition. we learned a lot today, really, jon besides when the conclave will begin. we've learned about this pope's final day. of course that is 15 days from today on february the 28th. he'll attend a morning ceremony at the vatican with all of his cardinals and then fly off by helicopter at 5:00 rome time in the afternoon. he normally completes his day at 8:00p
that. if he says it, the vatican tells the mission to tell that priest down. it's a totalitarian system. the preach, the priests who live under it have various reactions, various rationalizations, some resent it, some leave, others figure, well, i do enough other spiritually important work that i just have to swallow my misgivings on this, and so they ignore it. you know, no priests anymore preaches against contraception. bishops thunder on it saying wii not going to give communion to people who disagree with us, but priests don't really doo that anymore because they are -- their close enough to the community to know that's just gone. >> so do the baptist and presbyterians have it right or is there some aspect of con csh catholicism you maintain that the other denominations have been sort of -- where the body of christ is the congregation, something just left in catholicism? >> yeah. there's several ways of stating that question. one is if you don't like the pope, why don't you leave? i don't think the pope is a church. that's saying the propose is a church so i have to get out. say say
of responsibilities like the pope. so the official line from the vatican is that he's not particularly ill or he doesn't have any particular illness apart from being very, very tired, 85-year-old man who just can't take it anymore. >> nbc's claudio lavanga, thank you, sir. stay with us. the day's "top lines" are coming up. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. >>> from the state of our union to the fate of the church. here are today's "top lines." it's a manic monday. >> are you going to s
's a great saying among the folks in the vatican, after a fat pope, a thin pope, he is too much like benedict and he might look like benedict light. i'm trying to knock down all the front-runners because i think our best hope for a pope like john xxiii is -- a long -- >> i think a chubby pope would be -- i don't think governor christie is available for this particular line of work although he's a fellow religious. i want to get back to you, linda, i read your column all the time, and i think your values are a tad to my right, a tad or a half a tad. that's all right. i know you're smiling because it's true. let's talk about this. a lot of people who weren't catholic are wondering why we're talking about this. 1.2 billion people in the catholic church. it's a loud church to be heard from and it tends to be a bulwark of belief. it isn't a pr church. it does what it believes. the question is what it believes. does it have to be refined? the role of women is not the same as the role of women 2,000 years ago in any society. why can't women be priests? >> i would be the first to lead that parade. i'
, connecticut. >>> the vatican is acknowledging for the first time that pope benedict xvi has had a pacemaker for several years. this revelation came a short time ago, one day after the pope stunned the world's 1 billion plus catholics by announcing he's resigning. the 85-year-old pope cited his age and fatigue as the reasons he's stepping down. sources say even the pope's closest associates had no idea he was planning to resign. the catholic church hopes to have a new pope in place by easter, march 31st. the vatican says the pope will have no role in what could be an historic decision. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a projected catholic room in asia, africa and latin america. the new pope could come from a country as far away as europe. >> up to this point, popes have been always european. but the church as a whole and the college of cardinals is becoming much more global. >> cardinals from ghana, nigeria and canada are on the top list. timothy dolan is expected the top american to become the top pope. richard mahoney will help elect the new pope. the archdiocese
see there, 150,000 people showed up. benedict will retire on february 28th. the vatican said they will try to choose a new pope sooner than expected so a pope will be in place by holy week. >> they are considering landmark legislation on immigration reform. >> they have a draft proposal from the white house and allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years. >> there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a newly created is visa. and provide more security funding by the immigration status of the new hires. >> a woman is in the hospital after being hit by a muni bus. >> it happened yesterday afternoon at lake merced boulevard. and the person had serious injuries. the muni driver is undergoing standard drug and alcohol tests. >> they are missing so much work and costing the agency millions of dollars. the san francisco examiner reports one in eight park workers does not show up to work each day. >> train open raters and station agents have the most unscheduled absences. bart has to pay other workers overtime to fill in: it is $14
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